Our Fine Wine Collection



Julian Blakemore has spent his working life in the Wine Trade and holds the
Diploma of the Wines & Spirits Education Trust.

He has worked with some well known wine producers; including Mumm and Perrier-Jouët Champagnes, Taylor’s and Fonseca Ports as well as wines from France, Italy, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

This Special Selection comes from some of the classic wine regions and features several leading winemakers.

These wines have been chosen for their price to quality ratio so they
offer
great value for money. 

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Red Wines

“Le Bourgogne” Pinot Noir - Domaine Chanson - France




Pinot Noir is the great red wine grape of Burgundy and produces its best results on the gentle slopes of this region. Bright pale red in colour, this youthful red wine shows redcurrant and cherry fruit flavours. It goes well with roast meats and casseroles and could even accompany salmon or seared tuna. Situated in the heart of medieval Beaune, Domaine Chanson has been making fine Burgundy wines since 1750.                       

                                                                                                                                                      £12.95

Côtes du Rhône Villages, Rasteau – Chapoutier - France




Michel Chapoutier is one of the Rhone’s best winemakers and his family has been making wine for over 200 years. The Rasteau vineyard is near Vaucluse close to the “Dentelles de Montmirail” mountains. “Villages” category wines are a step up in quality from ordinary Cotes du Rhone and this rich red is a blend of Grenache and Syrah with a little Mourvèdre. Deep crimson in colour it has powerful aromas of red and black fruits. Enjoy it with full-flavoured meat dishes and mature cheeses.

                                                                                                                                                     £13.49

Silver Medal Winner at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011

“Sela” Rioja - Bodegas Roda - Spain



Rioja is Spain’s best-known wine region and Bodegas Roda is a small family-owned producer with vineyards around Haro in the Rioja Alta. Roda is obsessed with quality and all its grapes are picked and sorted by hand. Sela is made from 89% Tempranillo and 11% Graciano from 15-30 year old bush vines. Aged in second-fill French oak barrels it is purple red in colour with ripe cherry flavours. Elegant and silky smooth it is best enjoyed with rich meat dishes including venison.     

                                                                                                                                                    £14.95
                                              
Bronze Medal Winner at the International Wine Challenge 2013

Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red, Barossa Valley – Australia




Arguably Australia’s best wine region, The Barossa Valley is not far from Adelaide. Founded in the 1860’s by the Schulz family, the Turkey Flat winery originally included a butcher’s shop hence the name of this wine. It’s a rich, smooth blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre and has flavours of red and black fruits. Aussie wine expert James Halliday gives it 94/100 points and describes it as “outrageous value”! 

                                                                                                                                              £13.49
                                                                                                                                                      

“The Crossings” Marlborough Pinot Noir – New Zealand




New Zealand has now established itself as one of the few countries that can match Burgundy as a place to successfully grow Pinot Noir. This wine is made in the Awatere Valley, a sub-region of Marlborough. Ruby red in colour with flavours of raspberry and red cherry it has a rich, silky finish. Good with meat dishes - especially New Zealand lamb!.     

                                                                                                                                                    £12.95
                                              
Commended at the International Wine Challenge 2013

White Wines

Viré-Clessé White Burgundy - Domaine Chanson - France




This elegant white wine comes from two villages in the Maçonnais area of Southern Burgundy - Viré & Clessé. Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, it is unoaked and pale green-gold in colour with pure fruit aromas and a refreshing finish. Viré-Clessé makes a fine chilled aperitif or goes well with hors d’oeuvres, seafood or white meat dishes.

                                                                                                                                            £13.49  

           

“The Crossings” Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – New Zealand



Originally from France, the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety has made its new home in the Marlborough region of South Island. ‘Kiwi Sauv Blanc’ has become one of the most popular and distinctive wine styles. This wine comes from the Awatere Valley and shows aromas of lime, passion fruit and zesty citrus flavours. Deliciously refreshing served chilled on its own, this stylish white wine goes well with seafood and salads.

                                                                                                                                         £12.49

Commended at the International Wine Challenge 2013

                                                                                                                           
      

Port

Fonseca Unfiltered Late Bottled Vintage 2005




Fonseca is one of the greatest Port houses and its wines have an appealing fruitiness. This LBV is a fine Ruby Port from one year, matured in cask and ready for immediate drinking. It is “unfiltered” so may throw a light sediment. Either decant the wine or stand the bottle up for at least half an hour and pour carefully. A superb after-dinner drink it’s the perfect match for most cheeses though it also goes with chocolate desserts.

                                                                                                                                        £12.95                  

                 
All wines subject to availability. Over18s only. All prices are subject to review without notice.